Matchbox Twenty will return to the studio this week to begin work on their fourth album, according to drummer Paul Doucette. Rumors had begun to swirl that the band had broken up after Rob Thomas' successful solo career. In December, Thomas was clearly indecisive as to when Matchbox Twenty would start recording new material. (See Article)
""We've been really fortunate," explained Thomas, some six months ago. "We've been around over 10 years and we've been gone now for a couple of years, so we don't have any reason to do it until we've really got something we stand behind and we love. So who the hell knows what that's going to be."
Apparently when the hell that is going to be is the first week in June, as the band will no doubt reunite with producer Matt Serletic to begin work on their next album. One person who won't be there is founding member Adam Gaynor, as the band decided "not to renew his services" shortly after the band finished touring behind their last studio record. (See Article) There's been no word yet as to who will replace Gaynor, or if he will be replaced.
There's been no timetable as to when the band will be releasing the much anticipated new record, but fans can at least rest with the peace of mind that Matchbox Twenty is working on a new record, even if no one knows when the hell that will be!